2001: a space odyssey

2001: a space odyssey

Ray Kurzweil and The Singularity-LEW KEILAR Sydney whiteboard artist

11mo ago
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This film is about the Singularity, the most profound single prediction of the future I've encountered since Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarkes' 2001: A Space Odyssey. The most articulate advocate of The Singularity is Ray Kurzweil who is the subject of this mini-documentary. Advisor to world leaders and Presidents on the impact of technology; developer of seminal innovations such as the flat-bed scanner, text-readers for the blind, sampling musical keyboards and a myriad of other high tech inventions, Kurzweil's opinions carry the weight of a man who has made looking into the future a commercial enterprise. I'm an illustrator who has been able to animate my work and become a film maker because of these technological advances. Innovation in software and computing power has given me access to new modes of expression once only the province of major film and animation studios. Because of this creative liberation I share Ray Kurzweil's optimistic view of the coming Singularity.